Project Guide

How To Plant Summer-Flowering Bulbs

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PLANTING CONDITIONS
Planting conditions - Plant Summer-Flowering Bulbs

In early spring, plant summer-blooming bulbs either in the ground or in a container. Some bulbs, such as tuberous begonias, do better in the excellent soil and drainage provided by containers.

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PREPARE SOIL
Prepare soil - Plant Summer-Flowering Bulbs
  • Prepare soil for summer-blooming bulbs by turning it over to a depth of 18 inches. 
  • Work in plenty of compost or Sphagnum peat moss to improve soil texture and drainage. 
  • If soil is compacted or full of clay, work in a spadeful of sand as well.
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POSITION THE BULBS
Position the bulbs - Plant Summer-Flowering Bulbs

Position the bulbs, pointed end up, to the depth specified on the bulb’s label or tag.